In case you decided to take a walk on the dark side I prepared a little guide to help you avoid resembling Morticia Addams. And since there`s no goth look without an all black ensemble I suggest playing up with textures. That`s the secret to a great monochromatic outfit.
Some key goth look elements are: skinny chokers, dark lipstick shades, victorian inspired earrings, fabrics like silk, velvet, lace and leather, lace-up boots, smoky eyes, long leather gloves, studs and creepers.
My first advice would be: Don`t go overboard with make-up! You should opt for either a dark lip or a dark eye look. For a modern take on this trend, choose a couple of goth elements and pair them with minimal wardrobe staples. Here are my suggestions:
• Team a black suit with a pair of statement, victorian inspired earrings and oxfords. A smoky eye make-up will complete the look beautifully.
• Dress down a slip lace dress by wearing a beanie. Add a pair of flares and a dark lipstick into the mix.
• Give your high collar lace top a sporty spin by wearing it with a pair loose fitting trousers. Wear a triangle or bandeau bra underneath.
• Going for a sultry look? Mix your black carwash or double split skirt with a pair of lace-up boots and a turtleneck sweater. Tuck your hair in for a modern spin. Finish with brown smoky eye make-up.
• Wear your black, cold shoulder dress with a skinny velvet choker and leather pants. Opt a dark brown lipstick to complete the look.
My favorite goth element is… the skinny velvet choker (You didn`t expect that… right? ?). Have you ever tried the goth look? Which goth element is your fave?
I`m wearing Zara top, Self designed skirt, Zara leather pants, H&M cardigan, H&M coat, Mango gloves, H&M shoes.
Photos by the uber-talented Cristina Ivascu. Check out her work here.
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